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Family History Expo at Sacramento, California

02 May 2014 - 03 May 2014

Don R. Anderson : Senior Vice President for FamilySearch. In this role, he has the responsibility for the Patron Services organization including relationships between FamilySearch and commercial genealogical organizations, the FamilySearch Library and the worldwide support organization.
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James M. Baker, Ph.D., CG : Retired from the aerospace business career and has also been an adjunct sociology professor at UCLA and USC. Dr. Baker is a Board-Certified genealogist (CG), has written articles for the NGS Magazine and NGS Quarterly and has given genealogy presentations both nationally and regionally. He specializes in German and Midwest US genealogy.
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Kathy Burrow : With 40 years genealogy experience having served as Director and Training Director of the Oakhurst Family History Center. She is a well known speaker throughout the Central Valley and offers genealogy classes in the Fresno Area, serves as a volunteer field genealogist with the DAR and writes a genealogical blog.
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Nancy Douglas : A Certified Handwriting Analyst/Graphologist trained by Betty J. Adams. Nancy has worked professionally in the field since 2011. She has worked with Women's Counsel of Realtors, Wells Fargo, property owners for specialized tenant screening and individuals to utilize handwriting as a means of understanding oneself and their ancestors.
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Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D. : President and founder of The Genealogical Institute, Inc., Dr. Eakle is a professional genealogist with more than 30 years experience in research, consulting, lecturing, and writing. An expert in tracing families from New York, Southern U.S., British Isles, Switzerland, and parts of Germany, she claims a 96% success rate.
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Billy Dubois Edgington : BA in History from University of California Irvine, after two years at San Jose State, and three years at Antioch College, Ohio. Over 40 years experience in historical and genealogical research. Co-author of Vital Information from the Guion Miller Roll and author of African-Cherokee Connections. Past contributor to "Genealogical Helper."
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Holly T. Hansen : President and Founder of Family History Expos, Inc.: A lifelong resident of Croydon, Utah, Holly is a family history educator with more than 20 years experience. Although she sponsors elaborate events, she also enjoys helping people one-on-one as they learn how to make technology work for them. Author, lecturer, editor, and publisher, Holly devotes time every day to education.
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Andrew Klein : An invited industry speaker on the topics of data backup and computer security. He has spoken at the Federal Trade Commission, Rootstech and over 100 other events. His current passion is making the process of data back up as automatic and easy as possible.
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Paul Larsen : A popular lecturer at conferences who brings over 25 years of experience; writes for assorted magazines; author of the widely-acclaimed book and eBook, Crash Course in Family History; publisher of a new bi-monthly family history “techletter” to help simplify the latest technology to improve your research and find your ancestors.
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Ruth Ellen Maness, AG : 35+ years experience in Germanic & Scandinavian records, Former Senior Research Consultant at the Family History Library. Co-compiler, Passport to Paradise: The Copenhagen "Mormon" Passenger Lists, Legacy of Sacrifice; lecturer for NGS, FGS, BYU, UGA, ICAPGen conferences; Former instructor at the Salt Lake Institute; Germany, Poland, England, South Africa, and Eastern/Southern/Mid-Western U.S. research trips; contributor to Everton's Genealogical Helper.
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Kathy Meade : North American representative for ArkivDigital, a company that offers online access to newly photographed color images of the Swedish church books and other historical records. She has given many presentations on Swedish genealogy as well as had genealogy articles published in the Swedish American newspaper, (Nordstjernan).
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Sharon D. Monson : Founder of GenSearch and more, an author, and conference presenter. She has extensive research experience in courthouses, archives, and the Family History Library spanning 30+ years. Her class presentations cover a wide range of research methods, useful tips, and unusual resources.
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K. Bradley Monson, MEd : Master’s Degree in Education and has been a Librarian, Media, ESL, History Teacher, author and photographer for over 30 years. He puts the “history” in family history with tidbits about the US and other world cultures. His research and technology skills assist both teenagers and adults. He resides in Orem, Utah.
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Stephen P. Morse, Ph.D. : Creator of the One-Step Website, for which he has received numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. In his other life he is a computer professional with a doctorate degree in electrical engineering. He is best known as the architect of the Intel 8086, which sparked the PC revolution 30 years ago.
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James L. Tanner : Is a retired attorney and business owner with over 33 years of experience in genealogical research. James was an intelligence officer during the Vietnam War, has a BA Degree in Spanish, a Masters Degree in Linguistics from the University of Utah, and a JD Degree in Law from Arizona State University.
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